16 | 01 | 2011
BODEGAS PROTOS BOASTS MORE THAN 20,000 VISITORS TO ITS CELLARS IN 2010
Bodegas PROTOS opens its doors to wine lovers, offering a variety of guided tours through its cellars in Peñafiel. The company recently broke its previous record number of visitors, surpassing the 20,000 mark.
In 2010, more than 20,000 visitors came to see BODEGAS PROTOS‘ new facilities, drawn by the complete wine tourism experience that the company offers. From the moment the cellars opened their doors to the public in March of 2009, the influx of visitors has steadily increased, reaching more than 20,000 for the year 2010.
This is because BODEGAS PROTOS is the perfect getaway for anyone, any time, with plenty to offer, whether you are an architecture buff, a nature enthusiast or simply a lover of fine wine and world-class cuisine. Visitors are treated to a deluxe, information-filled, fully-guided tour of this spectacular hundred-year-old wine cellar where tradition meets innovation, learning first-hand how each of our wines is produced and experiencing every nuance of their fragrances, colours and flavours.
For only 10 Euros, visitors can enjoy a full 90-minute tour through the old aging cellar, which runs through 2km of subterranean galleries located beneath the mountain under Peñafiel Castle. The tour ends up in the new cellar, designed by the prestigious British architect, Richard Rogers. This tour features a sampling of our Protos Verdejo and Protos Crianza, two of our finest aged wines.
However, PROTOS also offers more specialised tours, like the PROTOS Diversity Tour. This experience gives visitors the opportunity to sample four very distinct wines, including a white Verdejo, a Rosé, a red Joven Roble and a Crianza whilst receiving expert guidance on the organoleptic characteristics of each one. The price for this tour is 15 Euros.
For a really unique experience, try the PROTOS Great Selection Tour. After completing a full tour of the cellars, you will enjoy a guided sampling of three of our choicest wines. You can choose between the Crianza, Reserve and Select wines or the Reserve, Select and Grand Reserve wines. In this instance, the price for the tour ranges from 20 to 25 Euros, depending on your selection.
For those who want to immerse themselves completely in the Bodegas Proto experience, the choice is clear. The INTRODUCTION TO WINE TASTING COURSE provides four intensive hours of learning about history, architecture and the production of our wines, awakening all of the senses through a wide range of sensory exercises.
The price for this tour is 40 Euros. All tours must be reserved in advance by calling 659 843 463 or sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
This is a sensory experience to last a lifetime.
11 | 10 | 2016
PROTOS CRIANZA 2012, GOLD MEDAL IN DECANTER ASIA WINE AWARDS 2016
This accolade, awarded by Decanter Magazine, confirms the recognition of our wines in the asian market.
15 | 09 | 2016
PROTOS SELECCIÓN FINCA EL GRAJO VIEJO GOLD MEDAL IN MUNDUS VINI SUMMER TASTING 2016
Mundus Vini, the most prestigious wine contest in Germany, has awarded in the Summer Tasting Edition a Gold Medal to our Single Estate Wine, Protos Selección Finca El Grajo Viejo 2014 The Summer tasting was a veritable tasting marathon with 4300 wines from all over the world. The 150 jury members are international wine experts coming from 38 countries. The MUNDUS VINI awards are hold ...• Read full news
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BODEGAS PROTOS AWARDED WITH 4 GOLD MEDALS IN THE CHINA WINE & SPIRITS AWARDS
The prestigious China Wine & Spirits Awards, one of the more renowned wine contest in Asia, has awarded Gold Medals to our wines Protos Verdejo 2015, Protos Verdejo fermentado en barrica 2014, Protos Roble 2014 and Protos Reserva 2011. CWSA are the most prestigious wine and spirits contest in China, the jury is composed by 100 of the major purchasing ...• Read full news
15 | 07 | 2009
Protos Selección rated 90 points by Robert Parker
Source: Wine Advocate # 183 Jun 2009 Reviewer: Jay Miller Rating: 90 Maturity: Drink: 2011 - 2021 Current (Release) Cost: $75 (75) The purple-colored 2006 Seleccion has an aromatic array of toasty new oak, mineral, lavender, incense, and black cherry. On the palate it has a plush texture, the best balance of these three wines, and plenty of ripe fruit. It has several years of aging ...• Read full news